|Insight: Female Uzbek music / Ultimate Beatles / Healthy or wealthy|
"Love Terrestrial and Love Divine" - A glimpse into the traditionally private music of the women of Uzbekistan. "Ultimate Beatles Collection" - Find out what's included in a local man's huge auction of Beatles memorabilia. Healthy or wealthy - Experts explain why San Francisco's poorest neighborhoods have more home owners than the city's wealthiest areas.
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; Love Terrestrial and Love Divine; Razia Sultanova; Beatles; San Francisco homeowners; poor; wealthy
|Insight: Swingin' at The Cotton Club / Bouldering|
In 1931 a German radio producer broadcast live to Germany from the legendary Cotton Club in New York City. A recording of that broadcast was recently found. KXJZ producer Matias Bombal will give this historic recording its U.S. broadcast premiere on Sunday night at 9:00 pm on KXJZ's Classical Jazz and Swing. Today on Insight, we listen to remarkable clips, including Cab Calloway and his orchestra playing Minnie the Moocher; we also talk about the broadcast, and how it happened; why the recording...
Keywords: Cotton Club; Cab Calloway; Rock climbing; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; Insight
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|Insight: Burning Man Ticket Upset / Pat O'Conner / In Memoriam Michael Goodwin / Tommy Emmanuel / Sound Advice: Deconstructing the Beatles|
Burning Man Ticket Upset - The popularity of the event may be its own undoing. Burning Man organizers' decision to fairly dole out access to the popular event by creating a ticket lottery has created a new black market for ticket sales and enraged longtime "Burners" who are being left out in the cold. Pat O'Connor - Author Pat O'Connor, who wrote "Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murder and the Framing of Kevin Cooper," will be at the Sacramento Valley Branch of the Women's International League for Pe...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; Burning Man ticket upset; Pat O'Connor, author; Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murder and the Framing of Kevin Cooper; In Memoriam: Michael Goodwin; Michael Goodwin, music director, Auburn Symphony; Tommy Emmanuel; Sound Advice: Deconstructing the Beatles; Scott Freiman
|Insight: Hmong in America / "Gilgamesh"|
Hmong in America - Federal authorities recently broke up an alleged plot to overthrow the government of Laos that was being planned by local Hmong refugees. Today on Insight, we look at the history of the Hmong in Laos and why they came to the US. Plus, you’ll hear how the local Hmong community feels about the case. "Gilgamesh" - The world premiere of the play "Gilgamesh," which was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, opens this weekend at The Short Center Repertory ...
Keywords: Hmong; Laos; General Vang Pao; Gilgamesh; Short Center; Rick Foster; Jim Anderson; Brian Hillebert; Insight; KXJZ; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; overthrow
|Insight: "Funny in Farsi" / Christopher Fairman / 24 Hour Comics Day|
"Funny in Farsi" - Firoozeh Dumas is the featured author for Sac State's inaugural One-Book program this year. She's in town for a local event. Today on Insight, she'll tell you about her book, "Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America." Christopher Fairman - Acclaimed local musician Christopher Fairman has a new record coming out and he's performing this weekend. He'll tell you about the darker, more reflective "85, 87" and you'll hear him perform live with Sacramento guitarist...
Keywords: Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America; Firoozeh Dumas; Sac State; One-Book; Christopher Fairman; Nick York; 85, 87; live performance; 24 Hour Comics Day; Empires Comics Vault; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Dave & Lois / Mayoral Advice / Happy Mayfield|
Dave & Lois - Local TV anchors Dave Walker and Lois Hart are retiring this week after a long and distinguised career that included being the first co-anchors on CNN. We'll talk with about their careers. Their final newscast is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26th on KCRA Channel 3. Mayoral Advice - What advice would you give to Sacramento’s next mayor? As Kevin Johnson prepares to take over the reigns of the city, KXJZ News' Ben Adler sits down with two former mayors - Anne Rudin and Phil Isenber...
Keywords: Dave Walker; Lois Hart; KCRA news anchors; CNN co-anchors; mayoral advice; Kevin Johnson; Anne Rudin; Phil Isenberg; Sacramento mayor; Happy Mayfield; hip hop; soul; singer-songwriter; musicians; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Marcos Breton / Philip Kan Gotanda / Golden Whale|
Marcos Breton - Today on Insight, we check on a variety of local and regional issues with Sacramento Bee metro columnist Marcus Breton. Philip Kan Gotanda - Stockton-born playwright Philip Kan Gotanda's works are produced around the world. You'll meet Gotanda and he'll tell you about his latest play, "#5 The Angry Red Drum," which was written in Davis and plays there through this weekend. "Tale of the Golden Whale" - Colfax author Marty Strauss on his new book, "Tale of the Golden Whale," about ...
Keywords: Marcos Breton; Sacramento Bee; columnist; Philip Kan Gotanda; playwright; #5 Angry Red Drum; UC Davis; Tale of the Golden Whale; Marty Strauss; Alaska; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|"The Crucible" / John Ashcroft / Home auctions|
Sacramento State's Theater Department celebrates its 50th anniversary with the opening production of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." It was the first play staged by the department in 1956. Cast members perform a scene live in our studio. Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft tells you about his new book, "Never Again: Securing America and Restoring Justice." As the housing market cools, home owners are trying different ways of selling their homes...
Keywords: The Crucible; Arthur Miller; John Ashcroft; home auctions; KXJZ; Insight
|Insight-130225 - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Progressive Education: Waldorf You probably know the names Montessori or Waldorf and you may have some impressions about what they teach at each school, but how much do you really know? If one of these schools moved into your backyard would you send your child to it? With the popularity of alternative education styles growing as traditional school districts struggle with finances, we'd like to take a moment to explore what's behind Waldorf education and why parents choose these schools over trad...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento
|Is Medicare in crisis?|
Is Medicare in crisis? If it is, just how big is the problem? Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with policy and medical experts about the impact on Californians and possible solutions.
Keywords: Is Medicare in Crisis?; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
|Insight: Traditional French Jazz Band Sac a Pulses|
Sac a Pulses, a traditional jazz band from France, performs live in our studio and sits down for an interview with host Jeffrey Callison. They talk about this year's Jubilee and what it's like to tour the world and make great music. Sacramento Jazz Jubilee Executive Director Roger Krum also join Jeffrey during today's program. Sac a Pulses is a five-piece band featuring trombone, saxophone, washboard, tuba, and guitar and banjo...
Keywords: Sac a Pulses; Jazz Jubilee; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Grape Cultivation and Wine Making in Northern California|
Wine is big business in our part of California. Guest host Douglas Everett speaks with experts about viticulture and enology, the sciences of grape cultivation and wine making. Douglas follows the grape from vine to bottle with Rod Byers of Nevada City Winery, and Dr. Andrew Waterhouse of the UC Davis Viticulture & Enology Department. Host Douglas Everett is a practicing physician in Sacramento and Stockton...
Keywords: California Wine Making; Viticulture; Enology; Rod Byers; Douglas Everett; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa / Survivor Diary|
Curtis Sliwa, Founder and President of the Guardian Angels, talks with host Jeffrey Callison about crime prevention and local public safety issues. While in Sacramento, Mr. Sliwa and members of the San Francisco Chapter of the Guardian Angels will demonstrate patrol techniques on the Light Rail. Mr. Sliwa spoke at a free event this morning at the North Sacramento School District Auditorium. Jeffrey speaks with playwright and director John Pellman about his new play, "Survivor Diary." His play do...
Keywords: Guardian Angels; Curtis Sliwa; Survivor Diary; John Pellman; KXJZ; Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio
|Insight: Gun Control Bills / K Street History / Sacramento Film Scene / The Quinn Hedges Band|
Gun Control Bills - Two California lawmakers are pushing gun control bills in the wake of the two recent shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin. One bill will require ammunition dealers to report large buyers to police and the other will ban certain ammo magazine that convert rifles into semiautomatic guns. Sacramento's K Street - Historian William Burg chronicles the history of K Street in his fourth book, Sacramento's K Street...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; gun control bills; Sacramento's K Street history; William Burg, author and President of Sacramento Old City Association; Sacramento filmmaking; Quinn Hedges Band, The; Step Outside; studio performance
|Insight: Gregg Coffin, "Five Course Love"|
One writer, three actors and five crazy characters. Mix 'em up and you have the ingredients for "Five Course Love," a musical comedy about five calamitous dates. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with local playwright Gregg Coffin and his cast about what makes this play sizzle. Also: the cast performs a scene live in our studio.
Keywords: Five Course Love; Gregg Coffin; Insight; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Jazz Jubilee / Yielding in Yosemite? / Pogo record|
Jazz Jubilee - The 34th annual Sacramento Jazz Jubilee is this weekend. Today on Insight, you'll meet some veteran volunteers who have been organizing the event. You'll also hear the Leningrad Dixieland Jazz Band perform live in our studio. From Russia, Leningrad is one of the many international bands participating in this year's jubilee. Yielding in Yosemite? - Ever since the Merced River flooded Yosemite Valley 10 years ago, the National Park Service’s plan to restore it has been stalled by ...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; Jazz Jubilee; Leningrad Dixieland Jazz Band; Yosemite; Merced River; National Park Service; Pogo-stick; Scott Carrera; Guinness Book World Record; Stanford Home
|Insight: Mayor of Bethlehem / Buffalo Bill|
The Mayor of Bethlehem, Victor Batarseh, joins host Jeffrey Callison in studio today to talk about life in Bethlehem and the West Bank, and Middle East politics. Buffalo Bill Cody was arguably the world's most famous and best-loved American at the height of his popularity in 1900. Louis Warren, a UC Davis professor of history, joins Jeffrey to talk about the Buffalo Bill he came to know in writing his book, Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show...
Keywords: Mayor of Bethlehem; Buffalo Bill; Wild West Show; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Think Big / Diablo Canyon / Weed Day / "The Summer of Impressionism" / "Vincent: A Life in Color"|
Think Big - Think Big Sacramento, the campaign to drum up regional support for a new sports and entertainment complex in Sacaramento, took a bus tour of the suburbs Thursday. What's their pitch, and how was it received. Today on Insight, we'll talk about it with Chris Lehane. Diablo Canyon - Capital Public Radio's environment reporter, Joe Rubin, talks about the issues raised in his two-part story about the unexpected earthquake risk at Diablo Canyon, one of California's nuclear reactors...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; Think Big Sacramento; support for regional sports and entertainment complex; Chris Lehane; Diablo Canyon nuclear plant; PG&E; Joe Rubin; earthquake risk at nuclear plant; Need to Know; Weed Day, 55th annual; UC Davis; Bradley Hanson, Plant Sciences Dept., UC Davis; Summer of Impressionism, The; Crocker Art Museum; Scott Shields; Vincent: A Life in Color; Vincent P. Falk, the Suit Man; Jennifer Burns, director, Vincent: A Life in Color
|Insight: Child Custody Law|
Child custody law is supposed to look out for "the best interests of the child." But how are "best interests" defined, and who defines them? Host Jeffrey Callison talks about these and other issues with interested parties, including a professor of law and a vocal critic. It's rare, but Mountain Lions have been sighted in area neighborhoods. Jeffrey speaks with the California Department of Fish and Game about what you should do if one shows up in your back yard!
Keywords: Child Custody Law; urban mountain lions; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
|Insight: "The Vagina Monologues" / "Suffled How It Gush"|
Sacramento’s long-running production of "The Vagina Monologues" is back. Today on Insight, you'll hear excepts from the play and cast members tell you why they're involved. Amber Kloss, a producer and actress in the show, also tells you about her life as a model and her interst in scary things. Why is a book about the Balkans called "Suffled How It Gush"? Author and former Sacramento-resident Shon Meckfessel tells you why.
Keywords: The Vagina Monologues; Amber Kloss; Suffled How It Gush; Shon Meckfessel; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Larry King, Security, & Dave Brubeck|
CNN's Emmy-award winning Larry King speaks to host Jeffrey Callison today about his career, the art of the interview, and world leaders. Larry King will be the guest speaker at the UC Davis Cancer Center's sixth annual Celebration Gala this weekend. Also, private security guards in California now get training in preventing terrorist attacks. Jeffrey speaks with the Sacramento security manager who recently taught the first class...
Keywords: Larry King; Sacramento terrorism training; Dave Brubeck; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
|Insight: Capital Connector / Students Helping Students / Itamar Zorman / South by Southwest|
Capital Connector - For nearly ten years area officials have been trying to realize a 35-mile beltway linking Interstate 5 and El Dorado Hills. Rising costs, legal challenges and community objections have stopped progress on the expressway. But last week the five-member board of the Capital Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority certified the environmental impact report for the project and agreed on a route for the bypass...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; Capital expressway connector; Capital Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority; students helping students; We Are Aggie Pride, UC Davis; Dream Develop Do, CSU Sacramento; Itamar Zorman, violinist; South by Southwest; SXSW; Nick Brunner
|Insight: Cuban Missile Crisis / Proposition 35 / California Glaciers / Haunted Stacks - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Cuban Missile Crisis - 50 years ago the world was on the verge of nuclear annihilation. The Soviet Union's attempt to stage nuclear missiles in Cuba led to a 13-day standoff between the United States and its Communist counterpart, which ended 50 years ago this weekend. We'll take a look back at what it was like to live in America during those 13 days and how the nation's president, John F. Kennedy, ultimately averted humanity's greatest disaster...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; Cuban missile crisis 50th anniversary; prop 35; California Proposition 35; sex trafficking proposition; California Glaciers; Tim Palmer, writer and photographer, California Glaciers; Richard Hilton, geologist; Sacramento Public Library; Haunted Stacks at the Sacramento Public Library
|Insight: Bluegrass / Be So Do So|
Today we enjoy bluegrass performances from Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike. See them in concert tonight at the Lake Tahoe Music Festival. Host Jeffrey Callison talks with Donovan Oakleaf, writer and performer of the one-man show "Be So Do So," a funny, warm, and sometimes critical meditation on his Christian upbringing in Sacramento.
Keywords: Bluegrass; Be So Do So; Valerie Smith; Liberty Pike; Donovan Oakleaf; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public radio
|Insight: Second Amendment / The Fear Project / William Ishmael / Jennifer O'Connor - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Second Amendment - As NPR put it in a recent article, the Second Amendment is "short on words but long on dispute." How can something apparently so simple--a 27-word sentence--be so confusing? What is so hard to understand about "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"? With the multiple tragic shootings in Colorado, Oregon, and Connecticut, and other places getting so much attention, propon...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; CSU Sacramento; Second Amendment; Carlton Larson, UC Davis law professor; Fear Project, The: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing...and Love; Jaimal Yogis, journalist; William Ishmael, artist; Japanese painting style; wabi-sabi painting style; Jennifer O'Connor, musician; Chris Brokaw, musician; studio performance; live performance
|Fiddle and Cello / Save the Merc|
One of the world's top Celtic musicians lives in Nevada City. Today you'll hear Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, along with cellist Natalie Haas, live in our studio with music and conversation. What do you do when McClatchy doesn't want to buy you? San Jose journalists have started a campaign called Save the Merc.
Keywords: Fiddle and Cello; Save the Merc; Alasdair Fraser; Natalie Haas; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Insight: A Prairie Home Companion's Fred Newman|
A key part of Garrison Keillor's radio shows is the live sound effect. Fred Newman, sound effects man extraordinaire from A Prairie Home Companion reveals how he makes more than 200 of those sounds with his mouth!
Keywords: Fred Newman; A Prairie Home Companion; sound effects; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Sneaky bill / Banjo champ|
Checks and balances are meant to protect abuses of the legislative process; but what happens when a bill passes with a last minute amendment that many lawmakers didn’t know about? Today on Insight you'll hear about a recent case in California. Did you know the 2005 U.S. Banjo Bluegrass Champion is from our area? Today you'll hear Brian Anderson play his banjo in our studio. This segment originally aired June 28, 2006.
Keywords: last minute amendments; sneaky bills; Banjo champion; Brian Anderson; KXJZ; Insight
|Insight: Japan Relief Workers / News Network: Reno / Climate Refugees / South by Southwest|
Japan Relief Workers - One year after the tragic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown in Northern Japan, a team of relief workers from Sacramento were finally granted access to the still-recovering disaster zones. The team took a digital audio recorder on their trip and have returned with exclusive sound and stories from the people they met and the recovery they witnessed. News Network: Reno - Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore, who some call one of the state's most influential men, is under...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; Japan relief workers; Sacramento church members aid Japan relief; News Network: Reno; Martha Bellisle, reporter, Reno Gazette-Journal; Climate Refugees; Justin Hogan, producer, Climate Refugees documentary; UC Davis Blum Center; David Kyle, UC Davis Blum Center; South by Southwest; SXSW; Nick Brunner
|Insight: Quality of Life in San Joaquin Valley|
Quality of Life: More and more people are moving to the San Joaquin Valley, so it must be a great place to live, right? Or is the Valley just a safe haven from the extraordinary housing costs of the coast? Today on Insight, host Jeffrey Callison will speak with experts about quality of life issues in the Valley; why people are moving there; and how current trends will shape its future. A Recently Discovered Bach Aria has its US premiere in a Modesto art gallery tonight...
Keywords: San Joaquin Valley Quality of Life; Modesto Bach Aria Debut; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
|Insight: Andre Rieu / Bill Stall / B.L. Kennedy|
Violinist and conductor Andre Rieu joins host Jeffrey Callison for conversation. Rieu, popular on PBS, has toured in countries all over the world, selling more than 20 million albums. Andre Rieu conducts the Johann Strauss Orchestra in concert at ARCO Arena Wednesday, December 14. The Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times editorial writer, who's based in Sacramento, is about to retire. Bill Stall talks with Jeffrey about his career, and what lies ahead...
Keywords: Andre Rieu; Johann Strauss Orchestra; Bill Stall; B.L. Kennedy; KXJZ; Capital Public Radio; Insight; Sacramento public radio
|Insight-130716: News Network / Parasites in Cat Feces / "The Five Acts of Diego Leon" / Beer & Bacon - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
News Network - Visitors to Downtown Reno have been getting a special welcome to the Nevada city - free parking. Today on News Network, Sierra Reporter Ky Plaskon tells us about Reno's troubled transition from coin-operated parking meters to electric ones. We'll also hear the latest on the City of Stockton's current political strife. Stockton Record Columnist Michael Fitzgerald lays out three potential options for Stockton's embattled mayor...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; News Network; Downtown Reno; free parking; transition from coin-operated parking meters to electric ones; City of Stockton's current political strife; Michael Fitzgerald, Stockton Record Columnist; Parasites in Cat Feces; Trends of Parasitology; severely harmful parasite; Toxoplasma gondii; serious birth defects; deafness and mental retardation; Patricia Conrad, professor of parasitology at UC Davis' School of Veterinary Medicine; The Five Acts of Diego Leon; Alex Espinoza, Author; Squaw Valley Community of Writers; recent novel; mystique of old Hollywood; Beer & Bacon; Farm to Fork; Mayor Kevin Johnson; January's Bacon Fest; BLT Week; Beer & Bacon Block Party this Saturday; Rob Archie, owner of Pangaea Two Brews Cafe; Kelly Hogge, chef at Magpie; Triple Crown Winner at Bacon Fest; local brewer Peter Hoey
|Insight: Jack Elliott / Sleep Train Amphitheatre|
American folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is performing tonight in Sacramento. You’ll hear him first live on today's Insight. How does the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Yuba County measure up as a live music venue? The Sacramento Bee's Pop Music Critic, as well as a local concertgoer tell you what it's like to see a show there. You'll also hear from the vocalist of a local band on what it's like to perform there.
Keywords: Ramblin' Jack Elliott; Sleep Train Amphitheatre; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Best Live Music of 2008|
An amazing variety of musicians from local hip hop group Righteous Movement to country rock pioneer Chris Hillman performed live in our studio this year. Today on Insight, you'll hear our favorites from 2008, including the all-girl rock band Aphrodite's Trainwreck, Latin folk rockers Sisters Morales, country singer-songwriter Tori Sparks and the jazz stylings of some members of Rio Americano High School's band...
Keywords: musicians perform; live performance; Righteous Movement; Chris Hillman; Tori Sparks; Ryan Gillmor; Sisters Morales; Pinder Brothers; Aphrodites Trainwreck; Rio Americano Jazz Band; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Marathon Follow-Up / Dr. Peter Mansoor / Antarctic Bacteria / Me and Him Are Killing English - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Marathon Follow-Up - The 2012 California International Marathon in Sacramento will probably be filed away in most people's memories as one of the wettest and most miserable. But despite the rainy, windy weather during the race, scores of runners and spectators remained undeterred. We'll speak with one of the CIM's organizers about how mother nature altered race-day plans. Dr. Peter Mansoor - There's no shortage of foreign conflicts for potential US intervention, so how do we choose where to send...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; California International Marathon, CIM; CIM,John Shumacher; media coordinator; Peter Mansoor, Dr., retired U.S. Army Colonel and former executive director to General David Petraeus; Alison Murray, Dr., lead author of Antarctic bacteria report; Desert Research Institute; Doug Carlson, Me and Him Are Killing English author, owner of Carlson Communications
|Insight: Tango / UC and legal music downloads|
Tango experts El Gato and Andrea are taking part in a Sacramento workshop. Andrea joins Jeffrey Callison on today's show. The renowned dancer will discuss her art with Jeffrey, and teach sometime-host of Insight, Doug Everett, to tango like a pro. After UC Davis was subpoenaed for the names of four students suspected of trading in pirated music, the UC system is responding. How should universities handle this problem, and how does illegal file sharing impact other industries? Today we'll talk to...
Keywords: tango; music downloads; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; Insight
|Insight: Antarctic Research Freeze / New Bills / High-Speed Rail / Film Festival Winners - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Antartic Research Freeze - The timing of the government shutdown couldn't be worse for Antarctic researchers. The continent is heading into spring and researchers only have a short window of opportunity to arrive and get set up for the season. But with federal grant funding suspended, many scientists studying in the Antarctic are expecting to lose a year's worth of research. Joining us to explain the situation is UC Davis Geology Professor Dawn Sumner, who works with Antarctic researchers and be...
Keywords: Insight; KXJZ; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; CSU Sacramento; Antartic Research Freeze; Antarctic researchers; continent is heading into spring; federal grant funding suspended; scientists studying in the Antarctic; lose a year's worth of research; Dawn Sumner, UC Davis Geology Professor; polar expeditions; New Laws; deadline for California Governor Jerry Brown to sign new legislation into law has come and gone; Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief; list of bills signed and vetoed; High-Speed Rail; Jeff Morales, the CEO of the California High Speed Rail Authority; first phase gets underway; Film Festival Winners; Two seniors from Christian Brothers High School; music video; won first place at the first annual All-American High School Film Festival; Emma Bradford, Lucas Dudley; Paper Plates; award ceremony in New York City
|Insight: News Network / Progressive Education: Montessori / Sacramento Fashion Week / International String Trio - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
News Network - Capital Public Radio's Regional Reporter Bob Moffitt and Sacramento Press Editor Jared Goyette join us to preview some of the issues Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is expected to address in his annual State of the City speech Thursday evening. Plus, we'll discuss details in the mayor's fourth quarter plan to keep the Sacramento Kings in town. Sacramento Kings on Capital Public Radio Progressive Education: Montessori - We continue our two-part series on progressive education by loo...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; CSU Sacramento; Capital Public Radio's Regional Reporter Bob Moffitt; Sacramento Press Editor Jared Goyette; Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson; Sacramento Kings; Progressive Education-Montessori; chair of the Association Montessori International Global Research Committee, Dr. Steven Hughes; executive director of Bergamo Montessori Schools in the Sacramento area, Matt Hillis; Sacramento Fashion Week; America's Next Top Model; Naima Mora; International String Trio, the; NPR's Says You; Mary Stuart Rogers Theater at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto
|Insight: Minimum Wage|
A new bill would create a process for regular raises in California's minimum wage. What impact would that have on businesses and workers, and is it the right approach? Host Jeffrey Callison finds out with analysis from policy, business and labor experts. Also, Jeffrey speaks with Jim Brazelton, the recently retired district attorney whose department successfully prosecuted Scott Peterson.
Keywords: Minimum Wage; Jim Brazelton; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
|Annivesary of Hiroshima Bombing / Emergency Exits|
With a recent airline tragedy in the news, host Jeffrey Callison speaks to air travel experts about what you need to know the next time you sit in an emergency exit row when you fly. This weekend marks the 60th anniversary of the A-bomb attack on Hiroshima. Jeffrey speaks with former Sacramento mayor Ann Rudin, who, during her term, supported a US nuclear freeze, and visited Hiroshima. Also, local author and former Army intelligence officer David Dionisi talks about nuclear threats on our own so...
Keywords: Hiroshima; airline emergency exits; KXJZ; Sacraemtno Public Radio
|Lasik lowdown / Chicano poet|
Lasik surgery may be the answer to some people’s vision problems, but is it a safe procedure? Today on Insight, eye surgeons and the head of a local company that certifies them, tell you about the pros and cons of Lasik eye surgery. Best-selling author and Chicano poet Luis J. Rodriguez talks about his former life as an L.A. gang member.
Keywords: Lasik; eye surgery; Chicano poet; Luis J. Rodriguez; Insight; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio
|Comic Marilyn Pittman / Soaring Sacramento Divorce Rate|
On the eve of the Pride festival in San Francisco, comic Marilyn Pittman speaks with host Jeffrey Callison about the state of gay comedy. The Sacramento County divorce rate is an astonishing 78%, nearly 30% above the national average. Jeffrey speaks with experts about why so many Sacramento marriages end in divorce.
Keywords: Marilyn Pittman; gay comedy; divorce rate; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
|Insight: State of the State of Nevada / Lying Authors / Sonia Sanchez|
State of the State of Nevada - Is the state of Nevada faring better than California in these tough economic times? Today on Insight, we'll hear excerpts from Governor Jim Gibbons State of the State address and analysis from a political reporter. Lying Authors - What happens when writers don’t tell the truth? We'll talk with a panel of publishing experts about the rise of lying authors. Sonia Sanchez - A traveling national exhibit that visited Sacramento this past winter featured 20 African-Ame...
Keywords: Nevada State of the State; State of the State address; Governor Gibbons; Jim Gibbons; lying authors; plagiarism; ethics in publishing; Sonia Sanchez; civil rights movement; poet Sonia Sanchez; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Noel Coward / Prepping for college|
Noel Coward - The life of the late Noel Coward is told in a musical revue this week in Sacramento. You'll meet Gary Briggle and Jamie Johns, who perform the musical revue, and learn about Coward, an Englishman known for being a witty actor, writer and composer. Prepping for college - A new charter school in West Sacramento gives students the chance to earn 30 college credits before they even graduate from high school...
Keywords: Noel Coward; Gary Briggle; Jamie Johns; A Talent to Amuse: An Evening with Noel Coward; prepping for college; college prep; charter school; West Sacramento Early College Prep; Washington Unified School District; UC Davis; Sacramento City College; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Bankruptcy and Retirees / Otis Griffin / Pet Tales / Dream. Develop. Do.|
Bankruptcy and Retirees - Bankruptcy, like Social Security and Medicare, has become a new rite of passage for older Americans, having surged to over 25 percent of all new filings. The financial pressures on today's retirees limit their options and many feel embarrassed to find themselves defaulting on debts to save their homes and retirements. We'll talk with two local attorneys who specialize in bankruptcy...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; bankruptcy and retirees; retirees and bankruptcy; Julius Cherry, attorney; Dave Meegan, attorney; Otis Griffin, light heavyweight boxer; Pet Tales; pet end of life issues; Gina Spadafori, pet expert; Dream.Develop.Do; Vince Vicari; studio performance
|Insight: Gary Webb|
It's been almost a year since investigative journalist Gary Webb took his own life in his Sacramento-area home. Host Jeffrey Callison looks back at Webb's life and career with family, friends and colleagues. We also look at how his controversial series linking the CIA with illegal drug trafficking holds up today.
Keywords: Gary Webb; investigative journalist; CIA; drug trafficking; Capital Public Radio; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Capitol Chat / Ski Resort Consolidation / Sikkil Gurucharan / Sound Advice: Luciano Pavarotti|
Capitol Chat - A new Public Policy Institute of California poll finds that a slim majority of voters support Governor Jerry Brown's tax initiative for the November ballot. And, it looks unlikely that voters will have the option of voting on a budget spending cap. We'll discuss these topics and more in our weekly Capitol Chat with Capital Public Radio's capitol bureau chief Ben Adler. Tahoe Ski Resort Consolidation - Two out-of-state companies are slowly buying Tahoe's most well known ski resorts...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; Capitol Chat; Ben Adler; Tahoe ski resort consolidation; Vail Resorts; Kirkwood ski resort purchased; Blaise Carrig, Co-president, Vail Resorts; Andy Wirth, CEO, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows; Sikkil Gurucharan, musician; live performance; studio performance; Sound Advice: Luciano Pavarotti; Sean Bianco
|Insight: Election Follow / Privacy Expert / Trio Los Panchos / Clark Reeper|
Election Follow Up - How did the six budget-related propositions do in California's special election? Today on Insight, we'll check in on election results and hear what might happen next. ACLU Privacy Expert - The way we communicate with people at a distance has changed profoundly in the last 15 years. And while new ways of staying in touch are convenient, they have some downsides, including privacy concerns...
Keywords: California special election; election results; propositions; ACLU; privacy expert; American Civil Liberties Union; Trio Los Panchos; live performance; Clark Reeper's Tales; Michael Panush; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: Necessary testing? / Mira Nair / Short Center Repertory|
Necessary testing? - Medical testing for cancer and other diseases has become easier, more common, and better at detecting problems early on. But is it worth it for patients to undergo all these tests? Today on Insight, doctors and researchers tell you the pros and cons of popular medical tests like MRIs and CAT scans. Mira Nair - Indian-born and Harvard-educated filmmaker Mira Nair is speaking in Davis tonight...
Keywords: medical testing; MRI; CAT; Mira Nair; Indian; Harvard; Salaam Bombay!; Mississippi Masala; The Perez Family; Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love; Monsoon Wedding; The Namesake; Short Center Repertory; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
|Insight: "Coach Carter" / "The Afghan Music Project"|
In 1999 a Richmond, California high school basketball coach benched his undefeated team for underperforming academically. The story was brought to the silver screen in last year's "Coach Carter," with Samuel L. Jackson in the title role. Today on Insight the real Coach Ken Carter tells you about the challenges communities face raising kids and about the impact the movie has had on his life. In the summer of 2005 two UC Berkeley graduate students traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan to record local fol...
Keywords: Coach Carter; The Afghan Music Project; Kabul; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio